4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2010 8:47 AM by Tamara
sdsas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
a guy that repairs iphones for a living told me i can get my iphone setup on a month to month plan instead of signing a yearly contract? is this actually possible because at&t wants me to make a $500 deposit for a yearly contract and im trying to avoid this. thanks!

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    Yes, but you have to pay the full retail sales price for a new iPhone in order to do so.

    This is a post-paid account on a month to month basis, which may require a credit check as with a contract.

    The full retail sales price or the no-contract or no-commitment sales price for the iPhone 3G is $499 for the 8GB & $549 for the 16GB.

    The full retail sales price or the no-contract or no-commitment sales price for the iPhone 3GS is $599 for the 16GB & $699 for the 32GB.

    AT&T's subsidized or discounted price for the iPhone 3G is $99 for the 8GB & $149 for the 16GB.

    AT&T's subsidized or discounted price for the iPhone 3GS is $199 for the 16GB & $299 for the 32GB.

    AT&T's subsidized or discounted price requires signing a two year contract.

    AT&T's no-contract or no-committment price for the iPhone is $400 more than their subsidized or discounted price for the iPhone.

    For no contract with a post-paid account on a month to month basis will cost you $400 more for the iPhone - only $100 less than the deposit. The deposit should be credited after paying your monthly bill in full and on time for 12 months.
  • sdsas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i already have a 3g iphone. i just need service.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    As already provided, AT&T does not offer a gophone or pre-paid SIM card and account for the iPhone. AT&T offers a post-paid account which is on a month to month basis - just like a contract account but on a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time with no penalty since there isn't a contract - or there is but on a month to month basis only. AT&T's data plan for the iPhone is required and not optional.

    Since this is a post-paid account, not a pre-paid account, a deposit amount may still be required if you have no credit history or a poor payment history.

    Call AT&T and ask.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    I assume your questions relate to your previous Bad Credit thread. You are going to need to sign a contract and you will need to pay a deposit.